KSS Architects

We believe that great architecture can create meaningful + lasting change for our clients, our society, and our world
KSS Architects opens office in New York CityAt yesterday’s @bisnow Philadelphia Industrial & Logistics Summit, Ed Klimek spoke alongside developers on trends and strategies in industrial development and design. A key takeaway: amenities and labor are driving...Milestone alert🚨Structural steel is complete at @uofpenn’s Tangen Hall! This seven-story vertical community will be a hub for collaboration between the @whartonschool, @pennengineering, and the @weitzman_school....78 Trade Center, a one million-square-foot #LEED Silver distribution center in Hamburg, PA, received the 'Exceptional Implementation of Sustainable Technologies' Award at @usgbc_cpa Forever Green Awards 🌿  KSS...How can design thinking advance social justice?  KSS Architects Partner Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB is exploring the link between the two as he pursues a masters in global development and social justice at @stjohnsu. Head...✨Inspiring engagement✨  Join KSS Architects Partner Pamela Rew, FAIA who is speaking at the @acuiregionvii Conference at @rowanuniversity on building meaningful engagement of campus community through the design of...Connect • Create • Celebrate  KSS Architects joined @sarahlawrencecollege to celebrate the conclusion of the $200 million Campaign for Sarah Lawrence at a gala at the KSS-designed and donor-funded Barbara Walters...Squad ghouls 👻Kingsland Meadowlands has officially broken ground! Phase I consists of two buildings totaling 1.2M SF—all located in the shadow of the NYC skyline with access to 10 million people within 15 miles. In partnership...KSS ArchitectsEveryone deserves a place to call home. For individuals with autism, housing affordability is often an obstacle in making this a reality. At the 37th annual @autismnewjersey Conference, KSS Partner Merilee Meacock...@greatoakslegacy opened a 1,500 sf expansion yesterday, completing the “piazza” that is their high school campus! Thanks for the share @chmuraj 🙌🏼We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships—the transformation of the former M.H. Stanton Elementary School into a vibrant elementary and middle school academy for ...How can the built environment support individuals with special needs? KSS Partner Merilee Meacock explores this question and more as a guest on the Parenting Special Needs podcast. Click the link in our bio to...KSS is excited to be working with Shift Capital and the Ertz Family Foundation to transform a vacant industrial building in Philadelphia into a reactivated space for community. We can’t wait to share more details...Supporting student needs, all in one stop. KSS Architects is repurposing an administrative building at Rutgers —New Brunswick campus into a “single point of service” encompassing admissions, registrar, financial aid...

We Design to Inspire and Delight

Great places bring out the best in us, stir us to aspire to greater heights.  Great design can make a place unforgettable, bring it life with personality, energy, and promise. 

We create places that are gracious in context, and iconic to our clients’ communities.  We design for impact, bringing to life innovative places of learning, commerce and community. 

Innovating in the Intersections

KSS is relentless, fearless in imagining what places can be and how they can function. Yesterday’s solutions can not solve today’s challenges.

We embrace developing the new place that straddles building archetypes, unlocking the potential within the complex program or the challenging context.

Run for it! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️This past weekend KSSers ran in the Bancroft One World 5K at the KSS-designed Mount Laurel Campus. It was a beautiful day to reconnect with the @bancroftorg family, see our work in use, and...Newly renovated and expanded, Foundation Collegiate Academy High School in Trenton, NJ is officially open! 🎉 An extended Information Commons serves as a transition space from the outside world into this community of...Architecture + Psychology = built environments that support human wellness.  KSS Partner Merilee Meacock spoke at last week’s @aiaphiladelphia Forum on Architecture + Design alongside clinical psychologist and...This morning in the Bronx—KSS joined Neighborhood Charter School and American Dream Charter School in celebrating their new home—Congratulations! #ribboncutting ✂️ . #charterschool #design @ncschoolsA new home for TJU Alumni exists in the Center of Philly. Check out the Alumni Center, an inviting space that brings together TJU graduates and immerses them with the institution's rich history.  TJU alumni, don't...Congratulations to our very own Dan Van Dyk who recently became a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD), making KSS one of 456 entities across the US capable of designing and certifying Passive House buildings. We...

From Guidance Comes Greatness

Our ideation process is singular in the architecture profession. We are inclusive in our collaborative imagining, and deft in consensus-building. We think like owners, stewarding all resources to the greatest benefit.

Our clients trust us to lead them. And we trust our clients, involving them completely and collaboratively in a uniquely transparent process.

“Surreal Streetscapes” manipulates the street fabric with visual effects that transform the atmosphere from mundane hardscape ➡️ lush garden 🌿  When we shift our perspective, triggering imagination and creative...We’re still basking in the glow of our Golden Cone Award win from last year’s (PARK)ing day. Come see this year’s #PARKingDAYPHL installation—Surreal Streetscapes—tomorrow from 9 to 4 on Walnut Street between 6th &...
We are connected by a common passion to make our clients successful through great design
At yesterday’s @bisnow Philadelphia Industrial & Logistics Summit, Ed Klimek spoke alongside developers on trends and strategies in industrial development and design. A key takeaway: amenities and labor are driving...Milestone alert🚨Structural steel is complete at @uofpenn’s Tangen Hall! This seven-story vertical community will be a hub for collaboration between the @whartonschool, @pennengineering, and the @weitzman_school....78 Trade Center, a one million-square-foot #LEED Silver distribution center in Hamburg, PA, received the 'Exceptional Implementation of Sustainable Technologies' Award at @usgbc_cpa Forever Green Awards 🌿  KSS...How can design thinking advance social justice?  KSS Architects Partner Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB is exploring the link between the two as he pursues a masters in global development and social justice at @stjohnsu. Head...✨Inspiring engagement✨  Join KSS Architects Partner Pamela Rew, FAIA who is speaking at the @acuiregionvii Conference at @rowanuniversity on building meaningful engagement of campus community through the design of...Connect • Create • Celebrate  KSS Architects joined @sarahlawrencecollege to celebrate the conclusion of the $200 million Campaign for Sarah Lawrence at a gala at the KSS-designed and donor-funded Barbara Walters...Squad ghouls 👻Kingsland Meadowlands has officially broken ground! Phase I consists of two buildings totaling 1.2M SF—all located in the shadow of the NYC skyline with access to 10 million people within 15 miles. In partnership...Everyone deserves a place to call home. For individuals with autism, housing affordability is often an obstacle in making this a reality. At the 37th annual @autismnewjersey Conference, KSS Partner Merilee Meacock...@greatoakslegacy opened a 1,500 sf expansion yesterday, completing the “piazza” that is their high school campus! Thanks for the share @chmuraj 🙌🏼We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships—the transformation of the former M.H. Stanton Elementary School into a vibrant elementary and middle school academy for ...How can the built environment support individuals with special needs? KSS Partner Merilee Meacock explores this question and more as a guest on the Parenting Special Needs podcast. Click the link in our bio to...KSS is excited to be working with Shift Capital and the Ertz Family Foundation to transform a vacant industrial building in Philadelphia into a reactivated space for community. We can’t wait to share more details...Supporting student needs, all in one stop. KSS Architects is repurposing an administrative building at Rutgers —New Brunswick campus into a “single point of service” encompassing admissions, registrar, financial aid...Run for it! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️This past weekend KSSers ran in the Bancroft One World 5K at the KSS-designed Mount Laurel Campus. It was a beautiful day to reconnect with the @bancroftorg family, see our work in use, and...Newly renovated and expanded, Foundation Collegiate Academy High School in Trenton, NJ is officially open! 🎉 An extended Information Commons serves as a transition space from the outside world into this community of...Architecture + Psychology = built environments that support human wellness.  KSS Partner Merilee Meacock spoke at last week’s @aiaphiladelphia Forum on Architecture + Design alongside clinical psychologist and...This morning in the Bronx—KSS joined Neighborhood Charter School and American Dream Charter School in celebrating their new home—Congratulations! #ribboncutting ✂️ . #charterschool #design @ncschoolsA new home for TJU Alumni exists in the Center of Philly. Check out the Alumni Center, an inviting space that brings together TJU graduates and immerses them with the institution's rich history.  TJU alumni, don't...Congratulations to our very own Dan Van Dyk who recently became a Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD), making KSS one of 456 entities across the US capable of designing and certifying Passive House buildings. We...“Surreal Streetscapes” manipulates the street fabric with visual effects that transform the atmosphere from mundane hardscape ➡️ lush garden 🌿  When we shift our perspective, triggering imagination and creative...We’re still basking in the glow of our Golden Cone Award win from last year’s (PARK)ing day. Come see this year’s #PARKingDAYPHL installation—Surreal Streetscapes—tomorrow from 9 to 4 on Walnut Street between 6th &...An exemplary career, an extraordinary leader. KSS Principal Sheila Nall is retiring after 45 years, the past 21 of which we have been lucky enough to have her as a vital member of our KSS family 🧡  A full Q&A with...Here’s the scoop—The Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence College is officially open! The BWCC welcomed new students last week, marking the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. The 35,000-square-foot...We can’t wait to be back in Bay Head, NJ this weekend for our 2019 Summer Party! It’s shore to be a weekend filled with delicious food, good conversation, and lots of fun activities with our KSS family. 🌊🐚☀️ #tbt  ...Can I get an “S” for school spirit? 🙌🏼 KSSers are all about sporting their pride for National College Colors Day! #collegecolorsday #casualfriday #miamiuniversity #nyu #tcnj #viginiatech #scadCongratulations to KSS’s Bri Dazio for achieving her WELL AP credential! ✅ For Bri, “Being a WELL AP allowed me to expand my knowledge base and to learn that my lofty goal of making a difference is possible. WELL...Opportunity zone developments have found a new star tenant: co-working spaces. A recent @nytimes piece contemplates the relationship, noting that developers have found that co-working spaces act as “centers of...#mondaymood 💃 courtesy of the #GRAMMYMuseumExp at the @prucenter & inspired by the @vmas taking place in #Newark tonight! Fingers crossed our design of this 10,000-square-foot experiential exhibit space wins a ...Tilt-up titan 10Edison is now under construction! 🚧 @rockefellergroup broke ground this week on the 900,000-square-foot distribution center designed by KSS Architects. This spec project—one of only a few projects in...#TGIT got your Friday after work plans yet?  #almostfriday #KSShappyhoursLandscaping has begun at our Barbara Walters Campus Center! @sarahlawrencecollege #construction #update  Thanks for the share! @slcprezDistinguishing old from new featuring our NAI Hanson office building renovation! Swipe ➡️for before pic #TransformationTuesday #industrial #architecture #glowup #renovationKSS is on the move! 📦 It’s moving day for our Philadelphia employees who are settling into KSS’s newly renovated office space in the Public Ledger Building.  #officemove #officerenovation #workplace🍦am I right or am I right? #ICYMI . @3form.newjersey @lexyliciousnjCongratulations Paul! KSS is thrilled the ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey has awarded one of our ACE students an academic scholarship to support his mechanical engineering studies at TCNJ. Special shout out to...Introducing our KSS #summer #interns! We are excited to have these enthusiastic young professionals join us in our mission to energize communities and connect people to place. At KSS we mentor and encourage our...KSS celebrated alongside Lester Long, founder of South Bronx Classical charter schools, and many other stakeholders at yesterday’s #groundbreaking for Classical Charter School at 757 Concourse Village! Our design...KSS cares about its community. See how we reinvigorated a local office building for the tenants at 214 Carnegie Center, a space designed to foster future success with an interior that promotes productivity,...We’re reminiscing about this #reslife revamp at @setonhall’s Aquinas Hall. KSS helped the University address an on-campus housing shortage of while repositioning this existing residence hall to provide a better...On the job at @sarahlawrencecollege for a “boulder ballet!” Master craftsmen facilitated the move of several boulders dug up from the site of the Barbara Walters Campus Center. Soon these repurposed beauties will...Being a kid today can be stressful—schedules packed with extracurriculars, constant social media updates, 24/7 access to the news. Rates of anxiety and depression are rising, particularly in young people, and so are...Happy #ThrowbackThursday! We’re taking a look back at the sustainability solutions we put in place at @stocktonuniversity’s LEED Gold Campus Center. From responsible site selection🌲 to stormwater management 💦 to...KSS journeyed to the Golden State for I.CON West to lead an interactive workshop on industrial urban solutions. Partnered with @waremalcomb and @dpsdesign , KSS conceptualized a solution for a struggling industrial...Breaking ground (in more ways than one) • @rutgersu broke ground on a new facility for the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), designed by KSS. The Center, the first of its kind at a higher education...The show will go on! @sarahlawrencecollege’s Remy Theatre is officially open! 🎭 This is the second home for the marble amphitheater, which was built in the 1930s by architect and sculptor Horton O’Neil at his home...Fusing automation into the workplace⚙️💼 . Witness the elegant combination of @alliedbeveragenj corporate needs and logistics technology 📦 that fosters a tailored workplace environment and sustainably powered...We design for impact—what’s more impactful than fighting climate change? KSS has joined the 2030 Commitment, the AIA’s framework for transforming the practice of architecture to ensure all new buildings,...Form + function ✅ 125 North embraces its angular site—mimicking the severity of its southeastern edge in a dramatic glass corner—without compromising on functionality. The corner houses office space, leaving the...Visionary pragmatist • Sven Schroeter, AIA NCARB has joined KSS Architects as Director of Interior Architecture in Philadelphia. Sven brings to KSS experience and perspective that complement our firm’s focus on...Congratulations, @spectrumnewsgo ! Thank you for featuring our very own @bancroftorg campus in Mt. Laurel and KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock, in an inspiring video and broadening awareness of how to design spaces for...Designed to offer variety and choice—ELS is a language school crafted to enable students to make its space their own. Take a minute to glance through this vibrant institution!  Interior photography by ...SPOTLIGHT: KSS Partners Merilee Meacock and Pamela Rew are featured by the NYREJ covering 2019 Women in Real Estate: Building Services 📰 Each expands on their perspectives on various trends and topics in the...Field trip! KSS recently got out of the office for a trip to McGrory Glass’s solar-powered warehouse and showroom where we experienced in-person the latest and greatest in architectural and decorative glass. Thank...What does KSS have brewing in the Bronx? —A new charter school is about to emerge. One that nods toward history in a modern fashion.  Here’s a glimpse into Classical Charter at 757 Concourse Village. Our...April is #WorldAutismMonth. We’re joining @autismspeaks in pledging to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.  At KSS, we are passionate about designing more inclusive environments...Carlisle has struck gold! Liberty at Middlesex has achieved LEED Gold certification 🏆 This 805,000sf distribution center blends the client’s needs with the aesthetic of rural central Pennsylvania resulting in a 40’...Peer into City National Bank in Newark to see how KSS tailored the historic Hahne & Co. Building into a #workplace designed for a forward-thinking financial enterprise! . Photography by @edwardcarusophoto  #newark ...Congratulations to our very own Becker Raab for achieving his #architecture license! He is a go-getter who leads by example and a thoughtful designer. Becker’s enthusiasm is contagious—an absolute delight to work...On the Rise • Congratulations to KSS’s Jordan Mrazik, whose professional and personal work is featured in the Center for Architecture + Design’s “On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects” exhibition. ...Pennovation houses amazing startups like Aro Biotherapeutics who recently raised $13M to develop a next generation protein drug platform for life-threatening diseases like cancer! #pennovationproud . Check out ...Congratulations to our very own Harrison Werner for receiving his #architecture license! His dedication toward overcoming architectural design challenges and collaborating with clients only scratches the surface to...A Sarah Lawrence construction update from the president herself! @slcprez Thanks for the share! - - - - - - Fabulous progress on the Barbara Walters Campus Center as windows are installed and the stairs that will...The Big Apple. The Empire City. KSS is proud to announce that we have officially opened a location in New York City. With an ever-expanding portfolio of work in New York City—from the cutting-edge multi-story urban...Congratulations to four KSS employees on their promotion! The elevation of Kyle Rendall to Director of Construction Administration and Kaitie Gillespie, Rocky McClure, and Jordan Mrazik to Associate reflects each..."Innovation is taking a risk to pursue something better" - @bethcomstock  KSS Partner Petar Mattioni spoke alongside Comstock and other regional experts in innovation at last month’s @artsbizphl’s ...

We Are United by Design

We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships.

Trust—between client and their community, between architect and their client—rises from accountability. Within that trust we design places that facilitate and celebrate interwoven relationships, creating rich and rewarding communities.

An exemplary career, an extraordinary leader. KSS Principal Sheila Nall is retiring after 45 years, the past 21 of which we have been lucky enough to have her as a vital member of our KSS family 🧡  A full Q&A with...Here’s the scoop—The Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence College is officially open! The BWCC welcomed new students last week, marking the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. The 35,000-square-foot...We can’t wait to be back in Bay Head, NJ this weekend for our 2019 Summer Party! It’s shore to be a weekend filled with delicious food, good conversation, and lots of fun activities with our KSS family. 🌊🐚☀️ #tbt  ...